24 Mar

This is the Greatest Show! Let’s celebrate 5 years of activism for the Agenda 2030!

On Bank Holiday Monday June 3rd 2019, join our ATD evening party open to all to mark the European Sustainable Development Week 2019 and to come together as Fabienne and Pierre Klein move from Dublin to Paris where they will continue their work with ATD Europe,and the ATD Volunteer Corps.

The evening will include presentation on SDGs activities, Sing Along Session, games and more fun!

When: Monday 3rd June 2019 from 5pm to 8pm
Where: Gym Hall of the Ozanam House, 53 Mountjoy Square West, Dublin 1, D01 T6W6

The focus of this late afternoon event will be a celebration of 5 years of activism by ATD Ireland for Transforming the world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

From the Summer 2014 to June 2019, Members of the ATD Ireland team have been strongly involved in the promotion and implementation of Agenda 2030, the 17 SDGs and the Leave No One Behind Promise in Ireland.

This event in the middle of the European Sustainable Development Week 2019 is an opportunity to take stoke of this work and look ahead.

22 Mar

Enter the Our World Irish Aid Awards Challenge with Tapori!

The Our World Irish Aid Awards seek to enable pupils to learn about the lives of children and their families in developing countries and how Ireland, through Irish Aid, and 192 other countries in the United Nations are working together to create a safer and fairer world, and a better future for all the world’s children.

This year’s Awards theme, Leave No One Behind, is an opportunity to discover a children’s movement focused on the “Leave No One Behind” challenge: Tapori

The closing date for entries for this year’s Our World Irish Aid Awards is Friday April 12th 2019, so there is still  time to get involved! Entering a project is simple.

All teachers need to do is complete the lesson plans available on the dedicated website and have pupils create a project in any format to showcase what they have learnt about the Global Goals, the Leave No One Behind promise and the work of Irish Aid.

If you are still looking for ideas to create a project with pupils, visit the Tapori website! The website is full of stories and activities designed to facilitate discussions on ways to walk the talk of the “leave no one behind” promise!


The Our World Awrads Teacher Booklet

The Tapori Presentation Leaflet

“Come with us” – a 25 minutes video on the Tapori children movement
(here below)


03 Mar

Free Women Freeing Others! Marking Women’s Day 2019!


Happy International Women’s Day 2019!

As we still fight for gender equality, does the ATD 44 years old challenging 1975 call on the all feminist movements appeal to you today, in 2019?

Tell us what has changed, what need to change and what in this 1975 text is still inspiring today?

The fundamental question facing women today is to know whether they accept equal opportunity among themselves. Until now the world has never accepted an equality which gives priority to the most disadvantaged… This would be a radical turning point in the history of the world.”

Joseph Wresinski, All Together in Dignity,
Mexico, International Women’s Year, 1975

Read full appeal here: Women’s Year Appeal

The theme for International Women’s Day 2019, which will take place on 8 March, is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”.

The theme will focus on innovative ways in which we can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure.

The achievement of the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires transformative shifts, integrated approaches and new solutions, particularly when it comes to advancing gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. Based on current trajectories, existing interventions will not suffice to achieve a Planet 50-50 by 2030. Innovative approaches that disrupt “business as usual” are central to removing structural barriers and ensuring that no woman and no girl is left behind.

Innovation and technology provide unprecedented opportunities, yet trends indicate a growing gender digital divide and women are under-represented in the field of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and design. It prevents them from developing and influencing gender-responsive innovations to achieve transformative gains for society. From mobile banking to artificial intelligence and the internet of things, it is vital that women’s ideas and experiences equally influence the design and implementation of the innovations that shape our future societies.

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